For the enjoyment of our seniors and betterment of our community

Programs

Our purpose is to meet the diverse needs of an aging population by challenging adults to stay intellectually stimulated, socially engaged and physically fit. The Alliance for Quality Education (AQE) will develop and offer programs and activities in the Mira Mesa Senior Center under the following categories:

Exercise Classes

Classes such as tai chi, yoga, or Zumba to get participants active and moving and have physical/exercise sessions. We also have fun classes like Fit and Move, Fun 30 Minute Walk, and more.

Recreation

  1. Bingo – Reflexes and coordination decline naturally as senior’s age, however certain games can help seniors maintain a high-level of hand-eye coordination. The game requires a great deal of mental flexibility and alertness to grasp, identify, and remember specific information, bingo may help improve your loved one’s cognitive acuity and short-term memory.
  2. Mahjong – Mahjong is a tile-based game that was developed in the 19th century in China and has spread throughout the world since the early 20th century. It is commonly played by four players. Playing mahjong has also been found effective in improving short-term memory, attention, and logical thinking in both middle-aged and elderly people. Keep your mind sharp. Games for the brain!
  3. Dancing – enjoy line dancing,  swing dancing and more. Dancing is not only fun, but it also keeps residents fit.
  4. Music, karaoke, and other entertainment.
  5. Special Events (Holidays) – Often events are holiday themed, but no special occasion is needed.

Social

  1. Cultural – it would be great to have a cultural night on occasion, where the Vietnamese, Filipino, Indian, and every other community in Mira Mesa.
  2. Classes – meet other people in fun activities or in classes throughout the week. Make new friends at our classes, events, and functions – or bring them with you!

Education

Mira Mesa Senior Center (MMSC) is currently home to six emeritus programs of San Diego Continuing Education-North City Campus.

Limited programs will be offered, as many of the Community College Continuing Education Classes are currently available online.

  1. Life Painting Classes. Mondays 10:30am – 1:30pm
  1. Observational Painting – this class is designed around observation and perceptual painting mostly done in oil. Students will paint from life and still life. Mondays 1:00pm – 5:00pm
  1. Watercolor painting all levels – learn basic watercolor techniques that will give you a solid foundation for watercolor painting. Thursdays 8:15am – 11:30am 
  1. Ukulele and Guitar Classes – learn how to play these fun instruments! Wednesdays 9:30am – 11:30am and Thursdays 8:15pm – 3:00pm
  1. Rediscover San Diego – escorted tours through exciting places in San Diego! Tuesday Mornings 9:30am – 12:00pm
  1. Piano Class – learn how to make music on the piano!  Beginners are welcomed! Wednesdays 1:00pm – 4:00pm

All of these classes are free to older adults and seniors.

 

Health and Wellness: HICAP – Medicare Counseling on location.  Call to schedule a one-on-one appointment at 1-800-434-0222.

 

Education & Advocacy: Elder Law & Advocacy – Free legal advice for seniors, including basic estate planning, landlord/tenant issues, probate, etc.  By appointment only, please call 858-565-1392.  First Monday of each month. Legal Aid Society – on site free consumer health and much more.  

 

Recreational Activities:

Fun 30 Min Walk (YouTube) – 9:15am – 9:45am

Fit and Move – Mondays – 10:00am – 11:00am

Mahjong – Tuesdays – 10:00am – 2:00pm

Tai Chi – Wednesdays – 9:15am – 10:15am

Seasonal Gardening – Wednesdays – 10:00am – 12:00pm

Zumba – On hiatus until further notice

Tai Chi – Thursdays – 9:15am – 10:15am

Fun Karaoke – Thursdays – 11:30am – 1:30pm

Yoga – Thursdays – 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Bingo – Fridays – 9:00am – 11:00am

Only 50 cents for three cards. No admittance after 10:00am!

Let’s Dance – Fridays – 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Line Dancing – Fridays – 3:30pm – 5:00pm

 

Our February 2024 Calendar and Program List are now available! 

PDF of February’s programs and calendar below:

February Calendar and Program Description